Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Reforming Los Angeles Forum Announced for October 7th

Reforming Los Angeles: A 10-Year Review of Charter Reform - Is It Working?"

Councilmember José Huizar will moderate a Reforming Los Angeles panel discussion on October 7th in City Council Chambers featuring some of the region's top experts on Charter Reform and City Governance. Full panel TBA.

Ten years ago, Los Angeles voters approved a set of sweeping changes to promote civic engagement and rethink its government structure. It is time to review Charter Reform to see if it is working and decide where we need to go.

The forum will address hot topics such as the LADWP/Ratepayer Advocate, status of Neighborhood Councils, and the power dynamic between the Mayor, City Attorney, City Controller and the City Council.

This is a follow-up to the successful March forum on Campaign Finance Reform and the June forum on Election Reform. In addition to moderating, Councilmember Huizar will also provide an update on both of the previous forums and make an announcement for the fourth in the series--set for November.

· Forum hosted and moderated by Councilmember José Huizar

· Thursday, October 7, 2010

· 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Los Angeles City Hall Council Chambers

· Free and open to the public

· Hosted parking

The Government Reform Forum Series are free and open to the public. There is no cost to attend and free parking can be arranged by contacting the Office of Councilmember Huizar at (213) 473-7014. Light refreshments will be served.